During the third meeting of the Technology Executive Committee, a thematic dialogue on enabling environments and barriers to technology development and transfer was held on 28 May 2012 (14.00-18.00 local Bonn time). The thematic dialogue had its aim of highlighting issues surrounding the topic of enabling environments and barriers to technology development and transfer. It also aimed to identify challenges and opportunities, good practises and lessons learned from creating viable enabling environments and identify possible follow up actions.
The dialogue was structured around these three sessions:
1. Presentations on the topic of enabling environments for and barriers to technology development and transfer.
2. Panel discussion with representatives from relevant organizations.
3. General discussion with observers present at the meeting.
Barriers and incentives for the cross-border transfer of clean technologies
Ms. Kelly Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development
Mr. Ambuj Sagar, Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology and Ms. Heleen de Coninck, Programme Manager, International Energy and Climate Issues
Long-term perspective to facilitate the development, deployment, diffusion and transfer of technologies under the Convention
Mr. Ron Benioff, NREL International Program Manager